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For the past couple of months my computer had started responding slower and slower. It wasn't going super slow or anything but it was noticeable. I finally decided to dig into what was going on. Here it was my hard drive slowing down and the SMART data started showing that it was in 'pre-fail' condition. So I decided to go ahead and upgrade to a 2TB SSD that I had bought for my PS4 a while back.

After backing up all the PS4 data, I decided to go ahead and reinstall my OS and all of my apps on the new to the desktop SSD. Installation went well and this desktop is running faster than it ever has. Should should have upgraded to an SSD years ago.

Then it came time to backup the pre-fail hard drive to an external. However, there was something wrong with my USB 3.0 card. Maybe someone can tell me what went wrong here ;)
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Needless to say, I was in a 'hurry' and decided to backup the HD over USB 2.0 before ever taking a look at that card. Does anyone know how long it takes to back-up almost 5TB of data over USB 2.0 from a slowly failing hard drive? Lets just say it's not effective to measure it in minutes. :) The pre-fail hard drive will go on a shelf to live out the rest of it's life as a backup to the backup until I decide to steal the magnets out of it.

After the backup was complete, I went ahead and jumpered that circuit on the USB 3.0 card and reinstalled to my desktop.

Working perfectly, should have done that before starting my backup.
 

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If I'm copying that much hard drive data, I leave it plugged to the motherboard.

Welcome to the world of SSD. I've recently upgraded all my computers and laptops.
For PC.. I typically just use them for the OS, and platters for personal data.
They've certainly come WAAAY down in price!
 

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I did leave the old drive plugged into the motherboard, but it was getting copied to an external USB drive. I really enjoyed it in my PS4 and my laptop has one as well. I just never got one for the desktop. I am quite happy with the performance, it's not even a newer desktop, but it still works well so I have no plans on replacing it any time soon.

I will still use my NAS for storage, the SSD is for the OS and whatever files I'm currently working on.
 

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LOL - he's right - SSD is the way to go nowadays.
Recently got a NOS/refurbed 14" Thinkpad w/ a 1TB SSD.
No spinning platters or mechanicals, even 10K drives can't keep up w/ high speed memory chips... now that memory is so, so cheap.

Never looking back and never having to wait for it again. Honestly.. the difference is night n' day.
And I did the 2.0 - 3.0 Jig also. Don't get to see burnt boards much anymore these days.

Never thought about the PS series w/ one - thanks for the heads up prior to my "stepping up to 4".
 

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Yeah, I even took apart our three iMac 27” to pull the hard drives and install 1 TB SSDs. Best upgrade ever.

I would have repaired the card first - or, rather, I would have had my husband repair the card then done the transfer.
 

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Can anyone of you tell me where to buy a new screen for my laptop? Its an HP model 15-r029wm. It works great and has windows 10 on it but the screen is slowly turning black. so far it has 5 black lines and one black spot on it. This was win 8 originally brand new sat for a few years then I had it checked out and the hard drive was junk so I had a used hard drive the same size installed. Thank you, Mark
 

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I would have repaired the card first - or, rather, I would have had my husband repair the card then done the transfer.
That would have made way too much sense ;)
 
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